Philadelphia Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
When we place our beloved relatives in the care of a nursing home or managed care facility, we assume that professionals will provide the care our loved ones need. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse breaks this trust for thousands of families each year — and recent statistics indicate that up to 30 percent of nursing home abuse may go unreported.
The Forms of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse can take many forms. The most common are physical, emotional and sexual abuse. When a nursing home professional takes advantage of his or her power to withhold care from an individual, extort money or property from that person, or abuse the patient’s body, an intolerable and cruel situation can arise. All too often, elderly or ill individuals are left for hours in bed with improper restraints, refused any human contact, or prescribed large amounts of sedatives so they will not notice or report their physical and emotional abuse.
Bedsores, dehydration and malnutrition, unexplained bruises, broken bones and sudden withdrawal are all signs of nursing home abuse or neglect.
What To Do When You See the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Family members should keep the lines of communication open with their loved ones and at the first sign of abuse, contact not only the directors of the facility in question, but call local law enforcement and any applicable state licensing or oversight agencies. Once these steps have been taken, it’s time to contact an experienced attorney.
Nursing home abuse cases can be complex and stressful, requiring long-term investigations and an extensive discovery process. An attorney must assess your case’s validity, construct a solid legal strategy, and undertake the huge effort of investigation and discovery with confidence and quality customer service. That is exactly what we do at Cherry Injury Law. We have been doing it for decades.
Free Consultation: Contact a Media Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been the victim of abuse at a nursing home, please contact Cherry Injury Law, by phone at 610-565-0300 or 215-675-2400 or e-mail to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers.